review here at Gamesurge is the Steel Sound 5H Gaming headphones the latest
product in the Steelpad series aimed at providing the best in gaming
Steel Sound 5H: Specifications:
Headset. Pull-out microphone system.
headband for safe transportation.
Freq. response: 16 -
Impedance: 32 Ohm
SPL@1kHz, 1Vrms: 110dB
Cable: 1 + 2 = 3m /
Freq. response: 75 -
Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
Sensitivity: -38 dB
Impedance: 2K Ohm
Sound 5H comes with features and accessories aimed providing the ultimate
gaming headphones - from the sleek design, unsurpassed features and
functionality, to the flawless gaming sound performance.
the design: The shape of the headphones along with the black, silver and grey
colour scheme make the headphones look great. The earpads and padded headrest
help the headphones sit comfortably over the head for hours on end - not too tight
or loose, with plenty of space over the ears.
headphones also come with more features than you can poke a stick at. Along
with the handy adjustable arm height, there is also an extendable microphone that can be
slid completely to be hidden into the left earpiece when it is not required.
But thats still not all the whole headset is also detachable into 3 separate
pieces, so that it transported safely. The inclusion of a microphone is not only a valuable asset for
many of the latest games, it is also useful with the emergence and rapid growth of VOIP capabilities.
headphone cord is around 90cm (3ft) long, and includes a volume adjuster with a
clip. There is another 2m (7ft) long extension cord that is available if more
length is required.
feature of the 5H is the USB sound adaptor, with drivers included. For
an extra $20 compared to the standard headphones (with no USB soundcard), the
adaptor transforms the headphones into a high quality DSP virtual 7.1 set that
allows significant tweaking capability, including the ability to adjust the individual
channel and decibel output, as well as tweak the equaliser or environmental
the sound output from the USB Adaptor with my Creative sound card. The output
quality was not too different, but where the 5H adaptor really stood out was
with the virtual 7.1 channel sound it made a really noticeable difference when
it came to playing games. The adaptor would also be beneficial to those who are
using lower quality sound outputs such as an inbuilt sound card on a lower end
Onto the testing and conclusion: